Kul is a 79-year-old man. He and his wife lost their son when he was very young, so they live with their nephew, who helps support them in their old age. Kul and his wife like to exercise, listen to the radio, and take care of the grandnephews and grandnieces.
A year ago, Kul cut his left big toe on a large rock. Due to his diabetic condition, he has poor circulation and the wound on his toe never healed. As a result, Kul developed a chronic infection that has the potential to spread to his leg. Kul visited a local health center for help, and they referred him to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Upon review, surgeons at CSC determined that Kul’s left foot will need to be amputated.
On April 4th, Kul will undergo this procedure at CSC, which will address his infection, protect his leg, and help ensure he will not need to undergo any major amputations in the future. CSC is requesting $446 for the cost of this surgery and post-operative care. Kul was able to gather $100 to contribute to his care as well.
Kul shared, “It is difficult to lose my foot, but I want to be free of the infection and walk without pain again.”